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23andMe Can Appeal Patent Ruling in Dispute With Ancestry.com (2)

Nov. 5, 2018, 5:19 PMUpdated: Nov. 5, 2018, 7:34 PM

Consumer genetic testing kit giant 23andMe Inc. will be able to appeal a patent infringement ruling in favor of competitor Ancestry.com before other claims in the case are decided.

There wasn’t any reason to delay entering final judgment in the case on the patent infringement claims in the case so 23andMe could appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said. That’s because the claims yet to be decided in the case--false advertising and trademark claims-- are factually and legally distinct...

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